Put-in-Bay Library News January 2017 — Happy New Year from the gals at Put-in-Bay Erie Islands Library! We hope that this New Year brings health and happiness your way in 2017. We are excited that we will have a new face at the circulation desk in 2017, Lily Thompson. We welcome her to our staff and look forward to her fresh ideas!
Starting this month and running through March, every Saturday at the Put-in-Bay library your librarians would like to invite you to stop in for “Sweet Treats and Coffee/Tea.” We bake the treats and you enjoy them while relaxing with a cup of hot beverage. In January, we will be bringing back the Preschool Storytime but in a bit different format. Bring your child to the Put-in-Bay library for a playdate! Meet up with other parents and their little ones for a fun time listening to stories and songs, ﬁnger play and crafts. This program is intended for beginning walkers to 3-year olds and their caregivers. There will be two different dates for you to come to the library for Playdate at Erie Islands Library: Monday, January 9th, and Monday, January 23rd, at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!
In more library news, back by popular demand will be “Bingo for Books on Tuesday, January 10th, at 4:30 p.m.” We have the cards and books for prizes. You come to the Put-in-Bay Library for an evening of fun! Lots of great books to choose when a “BINGO” is called! It is suggested that participants know how to play Bingo and how to read numbers from 1 to 75. Younger patrons may want to have a parent or caregiver stay to assist. Everyone’s a winner!
On Tuesday, January 17th at 4:30 p.m. in the Put-in-Bay Library will be bringing out the Lego kits. This session is intended for grades 3 and older. This month we will be attempting to put together the Batman Super Heroes kit that was donated by Jennifer and Joseph Blumensaadt. The completed kits will be displayed in the library for everyone to enjoy.
Wednesday, January 18th, at 1 p.m. we would like to invite the adults on the island to come for a session of “Color, Coffee, and Cookies.” If you need a break, hurry down to the Put-in-Bay Ohio Library and relax with a cup of coffee and a cookie or two while you color your worries away with one of our adult coloring books. Visit with friends and neighbors. Invite your own friends to come along! We supply the coloring books and colored pencils. You bring your imagination.
Our monthly Popcorn and Movie Night will be held on Thursday, January 19th, at 5 p.m. Families and kids of all ages are invited to join us at the Put-in-Bay Library for a kid-friendly movie that will be announced two weeks before the date. Snacks and beverages will be served. Another crowd pleaser is our Game Night which is held on Tuesday, January 24th, at 4:30 p.m. This month the featured game will be “Heads Up.” Bring your family and friends for a hilarious evening of the popular game from the Ellen Show. Guess the word on the card that’s displayed on one of our iPads held on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out! The more people that attend, the more fun it will be!
Thanks to the community of Put-in-Bay’s support of our Book Fair in the fall, the Put-in-Bay library earned over $750 to spend on Scholastic merchandise. We were able to purchase eight Connex kits for ages 8 and up to put together. On the last Tuesday of the month, the 31st, we will assemble the robotic spider and the robotic beetle. Come help make these mechanical creatures come to life! We will display the creatures in the library news for everyone to enjoy.
As the winter sets in and the lake freeze us into an isolated splendor, stop by the Put-in-Bay library for a book, a DVD or an audiobook to curl up with on the long evening nights. Or, join us for one of our many programs. If you have suggestions for a program you would like to see offered, let us know. We will try our best to get it on the calendar and in library news! We love our patrons’ ideas!
Winter Astronomy Program-Gene Zajac will present “Not Your Parents Universe” at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall on Thursday, January 12th. The program will start at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. This will be another light-hearted look at the universe with the theme “What we thought then” vs. “What we know now.” There will be stargazing afterward weather permitting. Gene taught Astronomy at the Shaker Heights High School Planetarium and now retired resident of Put-in-Bay. We are lucky to have Gene for LEINWC Nature Camp and Road Scholar programs as well as his programs at Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve and the Put-in-Bay Town Hall for LEIC and look forward to another fun evening in January!